Essays & Stories

OFFICE PAPER and Other Misfortunes

From paper clips to scrap metal. A workplace memoir. Read More
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THE EXPLODING TOILET and Other Memories

Not all mistakes are fatal. Some are worse. Read More
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SOUTH LATITUDE: Searching For Soul and Sky, In Florida and Beyond

The flotsam and jetsam of the world's most colorful airport. Plus, a journey to Hispaniola: land of baseball, denuded hillsides and sausage casings. Read More
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LETTER FROM MUMBAI: An Afternoon in “Maximum City”

It's monsoon season, and we set out under a nervous, curdled sky. Read More
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TERMINAL MADNESS: What Is Airport Security?

A decade after September 11th, and still airport security can't get it right. Here's why. Read More
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REVERE BEACH REVERIE: A Hometown Memoir

The Pilot goes home again. Remembering the honky-tonk bars, Michelob bottles, and smoky old 707s of America's first public beach. Read More
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INTO THE SEA: Love, Death, and Other Near Misses

The true story of a near-death experience over Nantucket.   Read More
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THE RIGHT SEAT: Polyester, Propellers, and Other Memories

The awe and odd of the author's first flying job.   Read More
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EN ROUTE ANGST

It's fear and loathing on the high Atlantic. Do pilots think about crashing? Of course they do. Read More
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POVERTY, HEDGEHOGS, AND THE WORLD’S WORST AIRPORT

Welcome to Dakar, home of the world's worst airport. And a visit to a nearby slum yields an unexpected find.   Read More
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LETTER FROM MOJAVE

The deeper meanings of an airport graveyard.   Read More
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